When a Pomeranina named Scamp collapsed after his bath in an East Lansing, Michigan, pet store, Jammie Hooks put her medical training to work. She cradled the little dog like a baby and began chest compressions. She then calmly asked a co-worker to call a vet and Scamp’s owner, and drove the dog to the veterinary hospital. Luckily for Diane Hallisy, Scamp’s owner, Hooks spent 25 years as an EMT and medical technician before becoming a dog groomer. Her quick thinking surely saved the dog, who it turns out is suffering from congestive heart failure and an enlarged heart, for which he is now being treated.
Do you know how to perform CPR on your dog if he or she should collapse? Check out the video below, which explains the process for larger dogs. For a text description, click here.